Hardware Inverter Engineer I-41001

Description

General Responsibilities:
Plans and manages activities for multiple projects to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished within a prescribed time frame by performing any combination of all essential duties and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and comprehend system requirements and customer needs.
  • Interface with multi-disciplinary team of engineers, customers and vendors to discuss existing and potential new projects.
  • Study and understand existing hardware designs and begin to support senior engineers in the creation of entirely new hardware to realize the desired operational and performance requirements.
  • Prepare block diagrams, detailed circuit schematics and manage the PCB layout of hardware concepts and final designs.
  • Use technical and engineering acumen to perform the necessary analysis, simulation and verification of analog and digital hardware and firmware.
  • Develop, oversee and manage test specifications and their execution of electrical hardware systems.
  • Learn to use reliability and quality tools to assess hardware designs.
  • Support senior engineers and manufacturing teams to release hardware designs into production.
  • Represent employer at customer meetings to explain or defend technical findings and technical recommendations.
  • Evaluate and investigate products and recommend repair or design modifications based on requirements, cost, company resources and capabilities.
  • Operate computer aided design software such as EXCEL, MathCAD, Matlab/Simulink, SPICE, Labview, Saber etc…. to perform engineering tasks as necessary.
  • Design and coordinate the fabrication and configuration of laboratory test equipment for hardware testing.
  • Travel to Japan for technical training and customer support for approximately 10 days per year.
  • Easily and regularly walk and move about all locations throughout facility and must be able to lift and maneuver over short distances objects that weigh approximately 40lbs.

Qualifications

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum BS Electrical Engineering / MS Electrical Engineering is preferred
  • Course focus on power electronics and circuits and systems.

Skills:

  • Familiarity of electrical power conversion methods and topologies. Including switch mode power and electric motor drives.
  • Familiarity of microprocessor interfaces for sensors and actuators for both high and low voltage environments.
  • Understanding of the various milestones and guidelines in taking a product from concept into mass production.
  • Understanding engineering analysis methods and interpreting the results to convey this information to others.
  • Proficient in setting up and using laboratory test equipment such as multi-meters, scopes, logic analyzer, power analyzer.
  • Comfortable and aware of safety guidelines when being around higher voltage and higher current apparatus.
  • Comfortable and aware of safety guidelines when being around high speed mechanical equipment.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills with excellent communication of problems and solutions
  • Active and continuous learning to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills to convey information efficiently and effectively.

Travel Requirements:

  • Candidate will perform initial hire 6 mo. in design engineering and introductory training at the design and technical center in Farmington Hills, MI.
  • Candidate will perform additional 6 mo. training periods, and must be open to rotation to assignments at Kentucky or Georgia manufacturing plants.
  • Candidate must be open to potential assignments overseas.